Working together with group leaders, we are constantly reviewing the needs of groups that stay with us. Because we are a not-for-profit organisation the money we make goes straight back into improving our facilities and keeping our prices affordable.
Though we are extremely proud of our heritage, the YHA of today has come a long way so if you haven’t stayed with us in a while, we recommend you come along and see the changes. Following a decade of refurbishments and renovations, investment of over £30 million since 2011, plus the addition of some brand new sites, our accommodation network is looking better than ever.
YHA’s charitable aim is all about getting young people outside into the great outdoors and our locations, buildings and hostel facilities are all selected to enable us to confidently fulfil this aim.
“To help all, especially young people of limited means, to a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside, and appreciation of the cultural values of towns and cities, particularly by providing Youth Hostels or other accommodation for them in their travels, and thus to promote their health, recreation and education”
Great group facilities
When your group stays with us you can be assured that our hostels will be in the places you want to be. From country house retreats nestled in beautiful countryside, to seaside escapes right on the beach, big city bolt-holes near to famous sights, or even mountainside bases 1,000 feet above sea level.
Our experienced advisors are here to support you with every aspect of planning your visit: from risk assessments to selecting catering options, choosing activities to organising funding. Our aim is to offer you a flexible range of options that create a break that’s tailored to your needs and delivered at the low prices group leaders can expect from YHA.
Safety and security
Safeguarding children is our priority and we work closely with industry leading experts, including the DBS, the NSPCC and LOtC, to ensure that our child safeguarding practises are over and above those required by law. All of our properties are regularly inspected for their physical safety and security, whilst our dedicated team of operational and activity staff undergo thorough training and screening programmes.
If your itinerary has unplanned time, make sure to check out our great value bolt-on activities. Provided using YHA grounds or off-site with our expert partners, we can offer a variety of activities from cultural workshops to adrenaline adventures, all designed to entertain and engage all ages and abilities from dawn to dusk.
Uniquely our bursary scheme, Breaks for Kids, offers up to 50% funding to cover the cost of YHA accommodation and food for children from low income households. We believe that every child has the right to broaden their horizons, skills, confidence and self-reliance during a brilliant residential, whatever their family’s means. No young person should miss out because they cannot afford it.
Our friendly team are here to make sure you have everything you need to enjoy an inspirational and unforgettable group break at great value prices. The incredible variety of low-cost options available from us means that an amazing residential can be arranged to suit every pocket.But, if you’re still unsure contact us and we can organise for you to enjoy a free preview visit at your chosen hostel. We’re certain that once you see our group accommodation for yourself you’ll be suitably impressed!